How Buttermilk Biscuits are Revolutionizing Mealtimes:

July 09 2024 – Dawn Chapman

How Buttermilk Biscuits are Revolutionizing Mealtimes:
How Buttermilk Biscuits are Revolutionizing Mealtimes:

"I’m a firm believer that anything bread can do - a biscuit can do better."

A kitchen staple around the world since ancient times, bread is found in every modern day pantry too, likely in your kitchen as well as my own. You might even have baked some yourself – any pandemic Sourdough Sally’s out there? Sometimes it’s grainy, sometimes its not. Maybe square, maybe oval….but no matter which way you slice it, isn’t bread getting a little…dull?I’d like to propose shaking things up and adding a golden touch of buttery charm to your meals.It’s time to join what I’m calling “The Buttermilk Biscuit Revolution”. (No uniform, no dogma or weaponry required). All you need is to be hungry. Hungry for change! These golden, flaky delights are not only delicious but also incredibly versatile, offering a comforting and flavourful alternative to traditional bread and buns. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, preparing a quick lunch, or crafting a gourmet dinner, buttermilk biscuits might be the secret ingredient that will set your meals apart from the rest. Our Bake-at-home Buttermilk Biscuits are ready in just 30 minutes in a 350 oven or 20 in the air fryer on 400, and they come in a variety of tasty flavours which pair perfectly with just about anything and for any occasion. Here’s how you can incorporate them into your daily meal planning and create mouthwatering dishes that will surely have your friends and family reaching for seconds.

  1. Breakfast Bliss: Biscuit Sandwiches

Start your day on a high note with a hearty breakfast biscuit sandwich. Swap out your usual toast or bagel for a warm, freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Split it open and fill it with a variety of delicious ingredients. Think crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, melted cheese, and a slice of ripe tomato. For a Southern twist, add a dollop of sausage gravy or a spoonful of pimento cheese. 

  1. Lunchtime Love: Biscuit Sliders

Ditch the traditional burger buns and create irresistible biscuit sliders for lunch using our two-bite buttermilk biscuits. These mini sandwiches are not only adorable but also pack a punch of flavor. Start with a batch of freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and slice them in half. Fill them with your favorite proteins like fried chicken, pulled pork, or even a juicy beef patty. Add some pickles, coleslaw, and a drizzle of barbecue sauce for an extra kick. The combination of the tender biscuit and the savory fillings will leave you craving for more.

  1. Elegant Entrées: Biscuit Pot Pie

Transform your classic chicken pot pie into a show-stopping dish by using buttermilk biscuits instead of a traditional pie crust. Prepare a rich and creamy filling with chunks of chicken, vegetables, and a luscious gravy. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and top it with halved buttermilk biscuits. As the pot pie bakes, the biscuits will turn golden brown and soak up the delicious flavors of the filling. The result is a comforting and elegant dish that’s perfect for a cozy dinner or a special occasion.

  1. Creative Casseroles: Biscuit Toppings

Upgrade your favorite casseroles by adding a layer of buttermilk biscuits on top. Whether it’s a cheesy broccoli casserole, a savory beef stew, or a creamy chicken and rice bake, the biscuits will add a decadent texture and flavor to your dish. Simply place the biscuits on top of the casserole before baking, and watch as they rise and turn golden brown. Each serving will be a perfect combination of creamy, savory filling and buttery, flaky biscuit. 

  1. Satisfying Sides: Biscuit Dumplings

Take your soups and stews to the next level by incorporating biscuit dumplings. Instead of using traditional dumpling dough, drop spoonfuls of buttermilk biscuit dough into your simmering pot (I know, it’s crazy, but it works). The biscuits will puff up and cook to perfectly fluffy perfection, absorbing the flavors of the broth while remaining tender and soft. Whether you’re making a hearty chicken and vegetable stew or a comforting beef and barley soup, biscuit dumplings are a must-try!

  1. Sweet Sensations: Biscuit Desserts

Buttermilk biscuits aren’t just for savory dishes – they can also shine in desserts. For a delightful twist on shortcake, use buttermilk biscuits as the base. Split the biscuits in half and layer them with fresh berries, a dollop of whipped cream, and a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The biscuits’ slight tanginess pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the berries and cream, creating a dessert that’s both comforting and indulgent. Check out this article for more biscuit dessert ideas.

  1. Snack Time: Biscuit Dippers

Move over bread sticks! For a fun and easy snack, turn buttermilk biscuits into dippers. Roll out the biscuit dough and cut it into strips or shapes using cookie cutters. Bake the biscuit dippers until they’re golden and crisp. Serve them with an array of dips, such as honey butter, cream cheese, or a zesty ranch dip. These bite-sized treats are perfect for parties, game nights, or simply satisfying a mid-afternoon craving. 

  1. Picnic Perfection: Biscuit Wraps

Replace your usual sandwich bread with buttermilk biscuits for a picnic-worthy meal. Bake a batch of larger biscuits and slice them in half. Fill them with your favorite picnic ingredients like sliced turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Wrap each biscuit sandwich in parchment paper for easy transport. When you’re ready to enjoy your picnic, you’ll have a delightful, handheld meal that’s both delicious and satisfying.

  1. International Inspiration: Biscuit Tacos

Give your taco night a new twist by using buttermilk biscuits as taco shells. Roll out the biscuit dough into thin rounds and bake them until they’re slightly crisp. Fill the biscuit “taco shells” with seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, and your favorite taco toppings. The buttery biscuit adds a unique flavor and texture to the tacos, making them a fun and unexpected twist on a classic dish. I highly recommend Lazy Daisy’s Jalapeño & 3 Cheese Biscuits for an added kick. 

  1. Leftover Magic: Biscuit Croutons

Don’t let any leftover biscuits go to waste – turn them into delicious croutons for soups and salads. Cut the biscuits into small cubes, toss them with a bit of olive oil and your favorite seasonings, and bake until they’re crispy. These biscuit croutons add a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor to any dish. Sprinkle them over a bowl of tomato soup, a Caesar salad, or a creamy chowder for an extra layer of texture and taste.

So, the next time you’re in the kitchen, consider swapping out your usual bread, pie crust or dumplings for buttermilk biscuits because I am certain that you too will agree that anything bread can do, a biscuit can do better! 

Feeling too lazy to cook? Stop on by Lazy Daisy’s Cafe for mouthwatering biscuit dishes, like our new menu item Biscuits & Gravy featuring our classic buttermilk biscuits, pork sausage gravy and two sunny-side-up eggs.